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  1. Feb. 22, 2021#GRADimpact: Tobi Oyewole, first year MES student in Sustainability Management wins United Nations award on business and sustainable development
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    Tobi Oyewole, a first year Master of Environmental Studies in Sustainability Management (SUSM) student, won the United Nations award on business and sustainable development.

  2. Feb. 22, 2021GRADflix 2021: Catch up with our award winners!

    On January 29, 2020, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) hosted a virtual viewing party showcasing the top 25 GRADflix submissions before the winners were announced. GRADflix is a research communication competition where graduate students create a video no longer than 60 seconds in length to describe their research and win prizes.

    The live Showcase was recorded, and is available for vewing on the GSPA YouTube Channel.

  3. Feb. 16, 2021Update on research activities

    On Feb 17 the following email was sent to Waterloo graduate students


    To: Graduate students

    From: Charmaine B. Dean, Vice-President, Research & International and Jeffrey Casello, Associate-Vice President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA)

    Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2021

    Subject: Update on research activities

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  1. Nov. 22, 2020Engaging in Professional Development During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Navya and her supervisor stand by Navya's poster presentation.

    Tell us a bit about yourself. What is/was your program and research focus?

  2. Oct. 18, 2020From Field to Film: Making Science Accessible

    We all care about our research. We think our projects are cool, our data is important, and the answers to our questions will save the world. We know the lingo, speak the language, and understand the background. We are immersed in our topic 24/7, 365 days a year, for what feels like forever. So when asked why other people should care about my research, and to explain it in only 60 seconds, I really had to stop and think. Because why WOULDN’T everyone care?!

  3. Sep. 8, 2020Getting involved in student associations for professional and personal development: Reflections from a year-long mandate as the Computer Science (CS) Graduate Student Association (GSA) President

    As a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, there are many opportunities to develop personal and professional skills by joining a student association. These individual benefits, as usually advertised by the associations, include: making a positive impact in students’ social lives, influencing community life on campus, networking, and transferring the skills we learn as students into a more professional dynamic.

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